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15th Oct '17 11:12:20 PM Ramidel
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* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Revived in ''Series/PoliceStop'' in 1994, and ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'' from 2007 onwards, it's now pretty much used in crime/police documentaries, but '''not''' for parody, and it avoids being {{Anvilicious}} in its usage.
15th Oct '17 10:11:06 AM thecarolinabull01
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: It's very rare for any pro wrestler to go their entire career without having switched from face to heel or vice-versa at least a few times [[note]]Wrestling/RickySteamboat, Wrestling/TitoSantana and Wrestling/KellyKelly are examples of consummate faces who never turned heel and Wrestling/{{Maryse}} has always been a heel on TV, though she was a face in developmental[[/note]]. Pro wrestling is everlasting and, barring injuries or death, a single wrestler will last around one to three decades in the business, so it's necessary for wrestlers to evolve with the times and refresh their characters to avoid boring spectators and a FaceHeelTurn or HeelFaceTurn is the most convenient way to do so. This practice is only derided if the switches are done so often that it prevents any meaningful character development (i.e. Wrestling/TheBigShow).
7th Oct '17 10:41:56 AM thecarolinabull01
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* HollywoodHomely: Most people that Hollywood considers ugly are usually average-looking or better, so audiences don't buy them as being immeasurably hideous (much like BeautifulAllAlong). It's still used because genuinely unattractive actors typically aren't wanted in Hollywood (at least in major roles) and attractive actors portraying supposedly ugly characters is fun for comedy, since (openly) mocking the appearance of a genuinely unattractive person is considered in poor taste and will make many viewers uncomfortable[[note]]So making fun of someone who isn't "ugly" is fine, Hollywood?[[/note]].

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* HollywoodHomely: Most people that Hollywood considers ugly are usually average-looking or better, better to everyone else, so audiences don't buy them these people as being immeasurably hideous (much like BeautifulAllAlong). It's still used because genuinely unattractive actors typically aren't wanted in Hollywood (at least in major roles) and attractive actors portraying supposedly ugly characters is fun for comedy, since (openly) mocking the appearance of a genuinely unattractive person is considered in poor taste and will make many viewers uncomfortable[[note]]So making fun of someone who isn't "ugly" is fine, Hollywood?[[/note]].
7th Oct '17 10:37:38 AM thecarolinabull01
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* HollywoodAtheist: Despite atheism becoming more common in real life than it used to be, and atheists who behave this way in real life are a VocalMinority, atheists in fiction are almost always portrayed in a negative light, possibly since theists are still the majority.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Despite atheism becoming more common in real life than it used to be, and atheists who behave this way in real life are a VocalMinority, VocalMinority (much like TheFundamentalist theists), atheists in fiction are almost always portrayed in a negative light, possibly since theists are still the majority.
4th Oct '17 5:28:24 PM thecarolinabull01
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* HollywoodHomely: Most people that Hollywood considers ugly are usually average-looking or better, so audiences don't buy them as being immeasurably hideous (much like BeautifulAllAlong). It's still used because genuinely unattractive actors typically aren't wanted in Hollywood (at least in major roles) and attractive actors portraying supposedly ugly characters is fun for comedy, since making fun of the appearance of a genuinely unattractive person is considered in poor taste by most.

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* HollywoodHomely: Most people that Hollywood considers ugly are usually average-looking or better, so audiences don't buy them as being immeasurably hideous (much like BeautifulAllAlong). It's still used because genuinely unattractive actors typically aren't wanted in Hollywood (at least in major roles) and attractive actors portraying supposedly ugly characters is fun for comedy, since making fun of (openly) mocking the appearance of a genuinely unattractive person is considered in poor taste by most.and will make many viewers uncomfortable[[note]]So making fun of someone who isn't "ugly" is fine, Hollywood?[[/note]].
2nd Oct '17 7:35:49 PM thecarolinabull01
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* HollywoodHomely: Most people that Hollywood considers ugly are usually average-looking or better, so audiences don't buy them as being immeasurably hideous (much like BeautifulAllAlong). It's still used because genuinely unattractive actors typically aren't wanted in Hollywood (at least in major roles) and attractive actors portraying supposedly ugly characters is fun for comedy due to the irony.

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* HollywoodHomely: Most people that Hollywood considers ugly are usually average-looking or better, so audiences don't buy them as being immeasurably hideous (much like BeautifulAllAlong). It's still used because genuinely unattractive actors typically aren't wanted in Hollywood (at least in major roles) and attractive actors portraying supposedly ugly characters is fun for comedy due to comedy, since making fun of the irony.appearance of a genuinely unattractive person is considered in poor taste by most.
28th Sep '17 8:08:08 AM thecarolinabull01
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* LetsJustBeFriends: Played straight often despite it being nigh-impossible to take this line seriously anymore. Not to mention the ex-couples involved are rarely actually able to do so.

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* LetsJustBeFriends: Played straight This line is still dropped often despite it being nigh-impossible to take this line it seriously anymore. Not to mention the ex-couples involved are rarely actually able to do so.



* UglyGuyHotWife: It became cliché for sitcoms during TheNineties and [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] to feature an aesthetically-challenged UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist married to a MsFanservice. Both audiences and critics heavily mocked this practice for either A) Giving unattractive men false hope regarding the women they can attract (even though it's sometimes TruthInTelevision) or B) Promoting a DoubleStandard regarding acceptable levels of attractiveness for leading actors and actresses (as it is much harder for plain-Jane actresses to get leading roles than it is for average-Joe actors). Then came the aversions, such as ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', so one might think the stereotype had died. But unless the standard for female beauty in Hollywood goes down (or the one for males goes up), this trope is not going anywhere anytime soon. It helps that most modern uses are {{deconstruct|ed trope}}ions.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: It became cliché for sitcoms during TheNineties and [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] to feature an aesthetically-challenged UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist married to a MsFanservice. Both audiences and critics heavily mocked this practice for either A) Giving unattractive men male viewers false hope regarding the women they can attract (even though it's sometimes TruthInTelevision) or B) Promoting a DoubleStandard regarding acceptable levels of attractiveness for leading actors and actresses (as [[note]]as it is much harder for plain-Jane actresses to get leading roles than it is for average-Joe actors).actors[[/note]]. Then came the aversions, such as ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', so one might think the stereotype had died. But unless the standard for female beauty in Hollywood goes down (or down, or the one for males goes up), up, this trope is not going anywhere anytime soon. It helps that most modern uses are {{deconstruct|ed trope}}ions.
28th Sep '17 7:57:44 AM thecarolinabull01
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* BumblingDad: Another comedy staple despite the UnfortunateImplications.

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* BumblingDad: Another comedy staple despite the UnfortunateImplications.UnfortunateImplications about fathers and men in general.
27th Sep '17 7:56:25 PM N1KF
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* JokeCharacter: The first LethalJokeCharacter probably came around five seconds after the first JokeCharacter, and both are in wide use.

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* JokeCharacter: The first LethalJokeCharacter probably came around five seconds after the first JokeCharacter, Joke Character, and both are in wide use.
25th Sep '17 4:39:03 PM thecarolinabull01
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